Field safety

Contact with overhead power lines can kill: watch for overhead power lines before you begin work.  Do not raise metal objects into the air near overhead power lines. Carry pipes, ladders and tools parallel to the ground to avoid contact with power lines.   Remember the 10-foot (3 meter) rule: stay at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines.  Maintain a 10-foot clearance when using booms, harvesters, dump trucks, and tools or equipment.

Call before you dig: call 463-2309 before you dig, disc, till, or move dirt in any way.  Know what’s below and protect yourself from injury and prevent damage to underground utility lines.